I see all sorts of cufflinks and studs come past my computer screen these days and in the stores that I wander into - none of it, and I mean this, none of it has the kind of personality that is offered by M. De Phocas which is probably why they were picked up Bergdorf Goodman and will likely be in-store by February.
Alexis came past the Waldorf to pick up some bow ties we had made for M. De Phocas. I was in a rush, and I wish I had not been, because when Alexis showed up I started running for my camera. His personal style matched their own brand philosophy. Here is what they say on themselves:
"Our creations are intended for those who find pleasure in the anomaly of substance, rather than rely in the absence of imagination. It is made for those selecting their accessories and wardrobe not through rules, but through the true understanding of style. Our clients consider the experience we provide to create a statement of their own identity. It is that expression that makes a man unique and is presented in ways that enhances a remarkable sense of style."
I would have to agree. The person that was in front of me was meticulously dressed and almost everything that was on him was made specifically for him. If I had more time I would have loved to have talked more. Me, I am not quite like M De Phocas - catch me on the wrong day and I look like a slob. I wear jeans, open shirts and I am very relaxed when I am at home - right now for example I am wearing a Balinese sarong. I don't think the same could be said of Alexis Zambrano - my experience of him is that he is the best example of his own brand's philosophy.
See below some of the work they have coming up in 2013.
|One of the best Christmas emails I received this year.|